Chocolate Chip Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Uhmm, here I am again on another Monday with a cupcake! Mondays = cupcakes. That’s the new way of life. You with me? Great, let’s talk about these chocolate chip banana cupcakes then!
I realized the other day that I don’t bake with bananas as much as I should. I mean besides the occasional banana bread or these banana macadamia muffins, bananas pretty much stay in my smoothies. I figured it was time to change that!
We had a BBQ at the in-laws last week and I needed to bring something to the party. So I whipped up these chocolate chip banana cupcakes to try on them. They are my guinea pigs for recipe ideas and I don’t think they mind. They LOVED these cupcakes! I came home with zero leftovers.
I think what makes these guys special is the classic combination of bananas, chocolate and of course peanut butter. A moist banana cupcake (not dense as most banana cupcakes) is dotted with mini chocolate chips and topped with a sweet peanut butter frosting. Each flavor is just enough … not overwhelming the rest but working together to make a delicious cupcake!!
Since we are starting the summer season of baking and bbqs, I stocked up on baking ingredients at my local ALDI recently and got ingredients for these cupcakes there. Do you shop at ALDI? I love shopping there because they have a great variety of products for a whole lot cheaper. As a graduate student (a preggo one I should say), savings is high on my list these days and saving on grocery is a must. Next time you are looking to save on groceries, stop by your local ALDI.
And of course make these cupcakes!! They are really goooooood!! Cupcakes slightly adapted from Bakers Royale
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Peanut Butter Frosting:
Cupcakes slightly adapted from Bakers Royale
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